organizations across the state recently learned how much money they'll be
receiving from this year's Pick. Click. Give initiative. The Kodiak Womens
Resource and Crisis Center received $3,100. Executive Director Rebecca Shields
says the money will go a long way.
Museum Executive Director Katie Oliver says the museum plans to use their $1,200
towards exhibit development. Besides increasing their funds, Oliver says the
donations actually help when it comes time to write grants.
application deadline for organizations to participate in the program is the
same as it is for Permanent Fund Dividend applicants. If an organization
doesn't sign on by March 31st then they can't participate. That may
be why KWRCC and the Kodiak
which received over $1,300 this year- aren't on next year's list of
Marshall is the special projects manager at The Rasmuson Foundation, one of the
non-profit organizations leading the Pick. Click. Give. program. He says one of
the reasons an organization might decide against participating in the program
is the $250 participation fee.
nearly 400 non-profits that participated, 21 of them didn't receive more than
$250. The University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak campus is one of them, only
organizations that benefited from this year's PFD windfall include the Alaska
Marine Conservation council with $3,725, Kodiak Baranof Productions (Kodiak
Arts Council) with $2,075, the Maritime Museum with $2,175 and Kodiak Public
Broadcasting (KMXT) with $1,700.
six new local non-profits on the list for 2012. They include the Alutiiq Museum, Hope Community Resources, the Humane
Society of Kodiak, Island Trails Network, the Kodiak Public Library Association
and The Salvation Army.